Last post on Aug 07, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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Honda CR-V, SUV
#10 of 21 Re: mileage on my CRV [andi32]
Dec 29, 2009 (10:42 am)
I'm the market for a used 2003 CR-V and I'm finding several that look promising to my budget but are over 250,000km and some heading quickly towards 300,000km. The bodies are all in great shape, as are the interiors indicating to me that the previous owners maintained their vehicles. Maintenance records are available. But I'm worried about this 300,000km.... Can CR-Vs maintain their reliability with high mileage?
My current vehicle is a 1971 vw van with 420,000 miles on it. I'd keep it if my disAbility allowed me to get in and out of it without pain.
If you have a 1971 VW "Bus" it is probably the same height as the CR-V.
Since you listed Hondas mileage in KM, but VW in miles, I assume you are in Canada. How did you keep the VW from rusting away?
#11 of 21 Re: mileage on my CRV [blueiedgod]
Dec 29, 2009 (11:36 am)
Re: height of seat... I thought from my reading that the CR-V has adjustable seats? An internet friend with similar hip problems has recommended the CR-V as being lower than the vw bus. Another friend recommended the Hyundai Sante Fe since she and her husband both had mobility problems.
Re: no rust on bus. I bought the bus in 1989 in California and have stored it every winter since I came back in '97. Since there's no heat to speak of (no front engine to break the wind and all that empty space behind me), it's warmer to walk anywhere
#12 of 21 Re: mileage on my CRV [andi32]
Dec 30, 2009 (9:14 am)
Test drive both, or a few to make sure it fits you. Even though someone else has a similar disability, it does not mean that what worked for them will work for you.
e-mail me if you are thinking of selling the "bus"
#14 of 21 Re: mileage on my CRV [nomads2]
Jul 19, 2011 (6:34 pm)
I too have a 2000 CRV EX, it's got 169,000 miles on it. I bought it used in 2004 with 60,000 miles on it, and I've rarely put any money into repairs. It currently has a blinker issue, that I think is a short, and the driver's door lock doesn't work with the remote any more (the door was replaced 2 years ago after a lady side-swiped me on the highway), and I think it needs rear-differential fluid. I had to replace the radiator last year, and of course did the timing belt and water pump a few years back. I love the old girl...but she doesn't make such good noises any more in the winter, and I'm afraid of her breaking down. I'm going to go test drive a 2008 CRV EXL tomorrow, and might be trading my old faithful in.
#15 of 21 Re: mileage on my CRV [qmda76]
Jul 22, 2011 (9:37 am)
You "think" it needs rear differential fluid???
That is special fluid that should be changed every 30,000 miles. If you fail to do this, it'll make noise and if you let it go too long, you'll ruin it!
169,000 miles is nothing for a well maintained Honda.
#16 of 21 Re: mileage on my CRV [isellhondas]
Jul 22, 2011 (11:31 am)
Guess it doesn't matter now, it's the dealer's problem where I traded it in!
#17 of 21 time to sell?
Jun 07, 2013 (2:14 pm)
I have a 99 CRV with 194,000 miles. I drive to work, 30 minutes each way daily. I also drive from Atlanta to Vermont once a year. I have loved this car and have maintained it. I did spill paint in the very back last year, and I also have a different key for the driver's door since that was the least expensive way to repair a lock problem. For three years, it has idled very roughly when at a light and the a/c is on. I was told I would need a new a/c because the a/c clutch is going. The question is, should I repair the a/c for $700 and hope for 100,000 more miles, or is it time to look for another CRV? It is almost time to drive to Vermont. I am single and a female. I add that only because of the safety factor that plays into this decision since I am driving alone. Would love some feedback.
Aug 04, 2013 (1:06 pm)
We are looking at buying a used CRV for our kids to drive. We found a 2003 that looks very clean and well maintained. It has 180,000 miles on it. They want $4900 for it. We need something for the kids to drive in the snow. I have a Honda Pilot and I love it. Just don't know if I want to get something that 180,000 miles on. Looking for advice.
#19 of 21 Re: should I buy? [annieb007]
Aug 07, 2013 (3:47 am)
180,000 miles on a well maintained Honda wouldn't shy me away.